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California Consulting is Pleased to announce the California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services: California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program has been Released

California Consulting is pleased to announce the California State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS): California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program has been released.  Please see below for further information regarding this highly competitive grant.
SoccerCalifornia State Parks, Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS): California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program

Deadline: November 1, 2016

Amount: $1,000,000 maximum request

Match: Amount varies and should include all non-construction costs for the project

Eligibility: Local agencies, recreation districts, school districts and community-based organizations
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28475  
The intent of the California Youth Soccer Recreation and Development Program is to award grants on a competitive basis for fostering the development of new youth soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball recreation opportunities in heavily populated, low-income urban areas with a high youth crime and unemployment rate to Local Agencies and Community-Based Organizations.  Eligible projects include development projects that create new opportunities for youth soccer, baseball, softball, and basketball as well as include water conservation measures as a part of the project.  Applicants that cover all non-construction costs with their own funding will received higher priority than those who request grant funding for both construction and non-construction activities.
California Consulting is ready to help you pursue this grant. Please call our Southern California office at (323)728-9002 to start the application process. We look forward to hearing from you.

California Consulting Participated in L.A. County Business Federation BizFed Board of Directors Meeting Today in West L.A

C62116 BIZFEDalifornia Consulting LLC is pleased to participate in L.A. County Business Federation BizFed Board of Directors meeting today in West L.A. BizFed is a massive, diverse grassroots alliance that unites and amplifies the voice of business. With more than 145 business organizations representing 272,000 employers with 3 million employees throughout LA County, BizFed is a massive, diverse grassroots alliance that advocates for policies and projects that strengthen our regional economy. #bizfed

California Consulting Project Manager, Adam Rush, attended the Association of San Bernardino Special Districts meeting June 20th and is seen here with Jeff Beehler, Land Resource Manager. The California Special Districts Association provides legislative advocacy, education and member services for all special districts. California Consulting is proud to participate. #CSDA @CAConsultingLLC @specialdistrict

2016-06-20 20.27.14California Consulting Project Manager, Adam Rush, attended the Association of San Bernardino Special Districts meeting June 20th and is seen here with Jeff Beehler, Land Resource Manager. The California Special Districts Association provides legislative advocacy, education and member services for all special districts. California Consulting is proud to participate. #CSDA  @CAConsultingLLC  @specialdistrict

California Consulting Welcomes Harout Harry Semerdjian as our New Associate- Southern California

Harout HeadshotHarout Harry Semerdjian is California Consulting’s Associate- Southern California. Harout is responsible for working with clients and potential clients in the Southern California region.

Harout Harry Semerdjian is a public policy professional and foreign policy expert with experience in government and legislative affairs, and non-profit management, and academia.

Harout comes from the Office of Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, where he served as a Legislative Deputy with a primary focus on public safety, innovation & technology, and human relations. His past positions include Program Analyst for SOS International LTD, a U.S. Department of Defense contract firm in Washington D.C., Executive Director of the KNOW Genocide coalition, a human rights-focused non-profit organization in Boston, MA, and Research Associate at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Harout is an active community member in Los Angeles. He has served as a Board Member of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and currently serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. He is also in the process of helping develop a major community initiative at the Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles, which is expected to launch in the middle of 2016.

Harout holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in modern History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He has also been a PhD scholar at the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College. Harout’s academic specialization includes global energy geopolitics, counter-terrorism and security studies, human rights, and regional affairs (Middle East and Eurasia). Harout has been widely published on political and historical issues in the Jerusalem Post, Asia Times, The Hill (US Congress), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and numerous other publications.

 

California Consulting Senior Associate for Orange County, Maryann Marino, attended the League of California Cities Orange County Division dinner on June 16, 2016. Here is a picture of Maryann with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi. California Consulting is honored to work with many public agencies throughout Orange County.

61616 Maryann LOCC OCCalifornia Consulting Senior Associate for Orange County, Maryann Marino, attended the League of California Cities Orange County Division dinner on June 16, 2016. Here is a picture of Maryann with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi. California Consulting is honored to work with many public agencies throughout Orange County.

California Consulting LLC is Pleased to Welcome The City of Huntington Park as our Newest Client.

City of Huntington ParkCalifornia Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome the City of Huntington Park as our newest client.

The City of Huntington Park is a residential and industrial suburb of Los Angeles. Located six miles south of Los Angeles, the city is within minutes of several major highways, including Interstates I-5, I-10, I-110, and I-710. Nearby towns include Clement Junction (to the north), Maywood (to the east), and South Gate (to the south).

Originally named La Park, Huntington Park did not get its present name until 1902, when developers A.L. Burbank and E.V. Baker enticed Henry Huntington to extend a line of his Pacific Electric Railway through their development. Incorporated as a city of only a little more than 500 residents in 1906, Huntington Park has since evolved into a major retail center for the Los Angeles County region. Its varied industries today include manufacturing of industrial equipment along with metal, glass and rubber products.

California Consulting is pleased to welcome the City as our newest client.

 

Imelda Padilla, Associate- Southern California

Imelda PadillaImelda Padilla is California Consulting’s Associate – Southern California. Imelda is responsible for working with clients and potential clients in the Southern California region. Imelda Padilla is a young professional who comes to the team with a strong understanding of public funding, public policy development and hands on intergovernmental relations.
In addition to her formal education, Political Science BA from UC Berkeley with a double minor in Chicano Studies and Philosophy, she has also been a part of other policy based programs like UCLA Community Scholars, and the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science research groups.
For many years she has been a community organizer to winning campaigns and successful events for the environment- (Clean Up-Green Up LA), youth justice- (Adelante Hombre Latino Youth Summit- San Fernando Valley), and income equity- (LA Raise the Wage).
Imelda is also a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on Woman and Girls.
She is currently in grad school at the California University of Northridge where she is receiving her Master’s in public administration with an emphasis on leadership and nonprofit management.